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Old 29-12-2020, 12:21 PM
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I bookmarked this lecture at a point where he's speaking about four prerequisites for progression on the Vedantic spiritual path.

https://youtu.be/4TD3oEN88Z4?t=3175

Using the Aparokshanubhuti (by Adi Shankara) as a guide, Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks on Vedantic Meditation as part of a retreat held in Monroe, NY in 2018.

Nice.

http://explorevedanta.com/vbc-the-4-qualifications/
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Vedanta in Five Parables

Story Time!

https://youtu.be/BMRbh3M4AGw

Swami Sarvapriyananda teaches the fundamentals of vedanta using five ancient parables.
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The Unattached Self

https://youtu.be/jID0akelFB0

"I am without attachment, without attachment am I, say this truth again and again, meditate upon this truth, I am of the nature of existence, knowledge and bliss absolute, I am without decay, change and death, I verily am!"
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https://youtu.be/jID0akelFB0

"I am without attachment, without attachment am I, say this truth again and again, meditate upon this truth,
I am of the nature of existence, knowledge and bliss absolute, I am without decay, change and death, I verily am!"
Seems this sat sang is a favorite of many. Ok, top of my list
of things I will make time for.
Do you spell that asunga? Detachment?
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Seems this sat sang is a favorite of many. Ok, top of my list
of things I will make time for.
Do you spell that asunga? Detachment?

I wasn't sure but Mr. Google tells me it's asanga.

http://asangayoga.com/about/

Asanga literally means “non-attachment“. Non-attachment to external as well as internal undesirable factors which make one bound and dependent.
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I wasn't sure but Mr. Google tells me it's asanga.

http://asangayoga.com/about/

Asanga literally means “non-attachment“. Non-attachment to external as well as internal undesirable factors which make one bound and dependent.

Despite having studied yoga/meditation for years under the guidance of a sage from India, I must concede that I never heard of "asanga".

Thanks for sharing!
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Is Knowledge Enough?

https://youtu.be/Mc46GWBNkzM?list=PL...vG-zFUTN8xU7CE

Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks about the importance of cultivating moral qualifications in the path of knowledge. This video is part of a Q&A from June 11th, 2018.

If the field of mind is sufficiently plowed and fertilized, what kind of knowledge is enough?

https://youtu.be/YKqPa-o2ri4?t=1113

Aparoksha of the transcendental and this is only by virtue of the self-revealing nature of the transcendental. In essence this is the same method of self-inquiry advocated by Ramana Maharshi.

Whatever can be known as an object is not It. After all objects of knowing are eliminated That which is left is It, and It cannot be known as an object however It's self-revealing nature is self-evident once all else is negated. It's only that "knowing" that's enough.
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Despite having studied yoga/meditation for years under the guidance of a sage from India, I must concede that I never heard of "asanga".

Thanks for sharing!

I'm quite in awe of the breadth and depth of these philosophies and their roots in the Vedas. Beyond priceless comes to mind.
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Mandukya Upanishad

This is the first of 6 talks in this playlist on the Mandukya Upanishad.

https://youtu.be/scLipiyG6ns?list=PL...F2rGcUqIb4O F

Of all the Upanishads (sacred Sanskrit texts), the Mandukya Upanishad is the shortest — consisting of just 12 sentences! — however, it is considered the most direct and the most powerful. The commentary, or Karika, composed by Gaudapada Acharya 1,500 years ago, it is regarded as the highest text of nondual Vedanta. Its goal is nothing short of transcendence of sorrow and the attainment of unshakeable serenity by the direct intuition of your own nondual nature.

Another way I like to think about it is in two statements.

I'm not the same person I was <insert time period>.

I feel exactly the same as when I was <insert age>.


The first speaks to ever changing states of mind and the second speaks to that deep inner sense of being beyond mind. The changing appearing in the Unchanging.

It seems to me whether examining our experience of waking, dreaming and deep sleep or examining our experience of waking reality over the span of our entire life points to the same underlying truth.
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Practical Methods of Meditation

In this talk Swami Sarvapriyananda presents a great synopsis of the Advaita methodology and the interplay between the Yogas. In the Q&A he also touches on the two steps to the not-two and I think that calls for a followup post.

https://youtu.be/QfJTkCts-mw
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